Eligible Scholars are clinical oncologists (M.D., D.O., Ph.D. R.N., Pharm. D. or equivalent) who have completed their clinical training, and Ph.D.’s in a scientific discipline who are pursuing translational human-oriented cancer research and who have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training. The level of faculty appointment is determined by UCD-AMC Human Resources policy. Strategies for recruitment of candidates for this PCACOR program (now in its 17th year of funding) focus on junior faculty in oncology disciplines who have already received appointments at UCD-AMC. Expansion of the program pool to include senior fellows in clinical disciplines as well as basic scientists has permitted expansion of recruitment efforts, but awards are made when Scholars begin their junior faculty status.
Scholars will be recruited from all areas of Oncology (e.g., medical, surgical, pediatric, radiation, gynecologic, epidemiology, as well as other basic and clinical disciplines pursuing translational cancer research).
NIH requires that candidates must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens.
The recruitment pool will target junior faculty who are early (within the first five years) in an academic career focused on Clinical Oncology Research. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants can apply up to 6 months prior to completion of their clinical training or postdoc.
Applicants should have completed clinical training in a residency or clinical fellowship or completion of at least two years of postdoctoral training for basic science candidates.
Application documents required:
Curriculum vitae including training history, awards, bibliography, presentations, clinical trials;
A detailed personal statement (maximum two pages) demonstrating a commitment to a career in clinical oncology research, personal strengths that will insure success, a discussion of the steps needed to successfully pursue this career, examples of projects and/or the applicant's area of interest, a statement of why the individual should be chosen for the program;
Previous Research Experience checklist;
Three letters of reference sent directly to the Program Leader, including a letter of commitment from the applicant’s Chair or Division Head. This commitment includes guarantee to grantee of 75% protected time (50% for surgeons) as specified in PAR 18-292.